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Larissa Temple, M.D.


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Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 273-2727

Fax: (585) 276-2203

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Professional Background

Dr. Larissa KF Temple has been named Chief of the Division of Colorectal Surgery at UR Medicine and Director of SHORE. Dr. Temple completed General Surgery and Surgeon Scientist Program at the University of Toronto. She then moved to New York City and completed fellowships in Surgical Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Colorectal Surgery at St. Luke's Roosevelt. Most recently she was a member of the Colorectal Surgery Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Temple has expertise in the management of colorectal diseases, and in particular, colorectal malignancies. She performs minimally invasive procedures, including robotic surgery to complex multi-surgeon pelvic procedures. Dr. Temple was the Director of the Colorectal Survivorship Program and the Vice Deputy Physician in Chief for Quality and Safety. She was named as one of New York City's Top Doctors in 2016.

Dr. Temple has a national reputation in colorectal cancer and surgical quality. She presents nationally on outcomes after colorectal malignancies. She is a member of ASCO program committee and the American College of Surgeons Rectal Cancer Standards Operative Workgroup. Dr. Temple chairs the Quality Assessment Committee for the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery. She is a member of the Surgery Standing Committee for the National Quality Forum, the American College of Surgeons Performance Measurement Work group, the Society of Surgical Oncology Quality Committee and the planning committee for the Quality Symposium for the American Society of Clinical Oncology.



  • Colon and Rectal Surgery - American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Surgery - American Board of Surgery


BSc(H) | Queens U, Kingston, Ontario

MD | Canada-U Calgary

MSc | Canada - University of Toronto

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2000 - 06/30/2002
Fellowship in Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College

07/01/2000 - 06/30/2002
Fellowship in Surgical Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

07/01/1995 - 06/30/2000
Residency in General Surgery at University of Toronto

07/01/1994 - 06/30/1995
Internship in General Surgery at University of Toronto

7/01/2003 - 6/30/2004
Fellowship in Colon & Rectal Surgery at St Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center-St Luke's Divi

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2016 - Present
Physician Executive Leadership Development Program
Sponsor: MSKCC

Best Doctors
Sponsor: New York Magazine

Compassionate Caregiver
Sponsor: The Schwartz Center

2010 - 2012
New York's Best Doctors

Alumni of Distinction
Sponsor: Department of Surgery, University of Toronto

2009 - 2012
New York Super Doctors
Sponsor: New York Magazine

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Journal Articles

Widmar M, Keskin M, Beltran P, Nash GM, Guillem JG, Temple LK, Paty PB, Weiser MR, Garcia-Aguilar J. "Incisional hernias after laparoscopic and robotic right colectomy." Hernia : the journal of hernias and abdominal wall surgery.. 2016 Oct 0; 20(5):723-8. Epub 2016 Jul 28.

Herrinton LJ, Altschuler A, McMullen CK, Bulkley JE, Hornbrook MC, Sun V, Wendel CS, Grant M, Baldwin CM, Demark-Wahnefried W, Temple LK, Krouse RS. "Conversations for providers caring for patients with rectal cancer: Comparison of long-term patient-centered outcomes for patients with low rectal cancer facing ostomy or sphincter-sparing surgery." CA: a cancer journal for clinicians.. 2016 Sep 0; 66(5):387-97. Epub 2016 Mar 21.

Silberhumer GR, Paty PB, Denton B, Guillem J, Gonen M, Araujo RL, Nash GM, Temple LK, Allen PJ, DeMatteo RP, Weiser MR, Wong WD, Jarnagin WR, D'Angelica MI, Fong Y. "Long-term oncologic outcomes for simultaneous resection of synchronous metastatic liver and primary colorectal cancer." Surgery.. 2016 Jul 0; 160(1):67-73. Epub 2016 Apr 11.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Sexually transmitted diseases of the colon and rectum
Book Title: Surgery of he Anus, Rectum and Colon
Author List: Temple LK, Coit D
Edited By: Keighley MRB, Williams NS, eds
Published By: Elsevier2008

Book Title: Gastrointetinal Oncology Cancer of the Small Bowl and Appendix: Clinical Aspects and Management of Small Bowel Cancers: Management Options: Potentially Resectable Small Bowel of Appendiceal Carcinomas
Author List: Temple LK, Coit D
Edited By: Abbruzzese JL, Evans DB, Willett CG, Fenoglio-Preiser C
Published By: Oxford University Press2003 in New York